For many teachers, Google Classroom is an obvious choice of tool for facilitating learning, whether managing the flow of assignments in your in-school, online or blended class, or engaging students in activities created in other apps that integrate with Google Classroom. But it’s just a shell. Over six sessions, we’ll explore how to harness your Google Classroom processes by setting it up for the easiest of use, then by using Docs, Slides, Jamboards, and Forms within Google Classroom. But that’s not all! Along the way, pick up lots of tips to keep you organized in Drive and Mail as well. And we won’t miss the entire other level of interactivity that SMART Lumio also brings to your lessons - synchronously and asynchronously through Google Classroom. Please don’t settle for the most basic uses of all these apps! Instead, let's still review the basics, but then step one more step further so you can learn how to empower your students to engage in interesting activities that let them demonstrate their learning through a range of activity types, via your - and their - select tool/app integration into your instructional practices!
Session 1: Nov. 17 Google Classroom - Ready - Set - Go!
Session 2: Dec 1 Google Jamboard, Docs and Slides : A Masterclass in Collaboration and Personalization Possibilities
Session 3: Dec 15 Amp up student engagement and teacher clarity with SMART Lumio!
Session 4: Jan 12 Save time with Google Forms : How-tos, shortcuts, tips and templates that streamline instructional processes from planning to assessment
Session 5: Jan 26 Make Google Sheets work for you: Save time contacting parents, gain clarity tracking student progress, and just have fun creating certificates!
Session 6: Feb 9 Let’s weave it all together with a Google Classroom and a Google Site!
Participants interested in earning credits towards post-secondary education certificates have the opportunity to contribute learning in this series toward Technology in Schools (EDU 595).
An English teacher originally, Janet's career evolved over the years from classroom consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the 2Learn.ca and ARPDC provincial teams, to school and district leadership as the Department Head at Lillian Osborne High School and TIPS (Technology Integration and Planning Supports) Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. A Google Certified Trainer and SMART Certified Trainer, these days Janet brings both vision and practical strategies to help support your integration of G Suite and SMART Learning Suite, reputable third-party applications, makerspaces, digital citizenship and more, within today's emergent and shifting learning spaces. In her spare time, she enjoys the four generations of her family.
Administrator/Administration, Central Office/Bureau central, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Substitute Teachers/Enseignant suppléant